Laugh Lines Filler : Non-surgical procedure
Reduce nasolabial fold with fillers
The nasolabial fold, or NLF, is the line that runs from the sides of the nose to the mouth (AKA laugh lines). The NLF is accentuated when the skin becomes lax, cheeks lose their volume and due to descent of the facial fat pads . By replacing the volume and placing nasolabial fold fillers in these grooves, Dr Ho Rui Ming is able to provide you with a more youthful look instantaneously.
WHAT FILLERS ARE USED?
Fillers made up of Hyaluronic Acid are used by Dr Ho Rui Ming because of its excellent safety profile.
Additionally, Dr Ho only uses the Juvederm range of fillers that is backed by its’ patented VYCROSS Technology to ensure longer lasting and effective results.
Why hyaluronic acid fillers over other types of fillers?
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural substance found in many areas of the body including the eyes, joints and skin, and can hold 1000x its weight in water. Because it is highly hydrophilic, it gives the skin moisture, volume, elasticity, helps to maintain shape, and also even out depressions in the skin.
But as one ages, HA gets depleted causing a loss in facial volume and wrinkles to form.
HA acts like a sponge to attract water into the skin when injected and plumps up the area. Besides giving instant smoothing results, research from 2007 shows that HA injections boost the skin’s own production of collagen. This means fewer touch-ups may be needed, and that when it’s time for a touch-up, less of the material will be necessary (so repeat treatments should be cheaper). One advantage of HA-based fillers over earlier options is that because HA is found naturally in the body there’s no risk of allergic reaction.
These dermal fillers are FDA and HSA-approved in Singapore.
Frequently Asked Questions ABOUT laugh line fillers
HOW IS THE SMILE LINE FILLERS PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Local anaesthesia is first administered near the smile lines/entry point; the fillers are then administered via the entry point. Volume loss from the cheeks are also replaced by fillers to enhance the effects. The procedure takes around 30 minutes. Effects are seen immediately and no downtime is required. Over the next few weeks, the results will get more natural as the filler evens out and integrates with the skin.
HOW LONG CAN IT LAST?
This varies for each person, but the results usually lasts for 18 – 24 months.
IS IT A SAFE PROCEDURE? WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
After the procedure, you may experience slight swelling which should subside in a few days. Avoid applying too much pressure over the treatment area as this may affect the distribution of the filler.